Who we are

 

The aim of the Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) is to highlight potential or existing patient safety issues which fall within the anaesthesia care pathway. Part of the remit of SALG is to encourage incident reporting for the purpose of learning. The core membership of SALG includes members from the RCoA, AAGBI and NHS England. You can view the SALG Terms of Reference here.

Name Representing
Professor J Pandit (Chairman) Royal College of Anaesthetists
Dr K Ferguson Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
Dr G Lavery National Northern Ireland Lead for Safety and Quality
Dr N McGuire Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Ms S Drake Royal College of Anaesthetists
Dr D McPherson Data Intelligence Group representative
Ms Sadia Zouq  Royal College of Anaesthetists Lay Committee
Ms Jenny Dorey  Royal College of Anaesthetists Lay Committee
Mr P Phillips NHS Wales
Professor M Grocott Royal College of Anaesthetists
Dr A-M Rollin Royal College of Anaesthetists Clinical Quality Adviser
Ms J Russell  NHS Improvement
Professor A Smith Lancaster Patient Safety Unit
Ms V Egan NHS Clinical Risk Manager
Dr D Varveris Royal College of Anaesthetists Scottish Advisory Board
Dr C Waldmann Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
Dr R Copeland Trainee member
Dr T Meek Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

A wider group of advisory members represent specialist societies and are called upon to provide an expert opinion on specific issues.  The advisory group members represent:


Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (ACTA)


Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (APAGBI)


Association of Physicians’ Assistant (Anaesthesia) [APA(A)]


Royal College of Nursing (RCN)


Difficult Airway Society (DAS)


Neuro Anaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland (NACCSGBI)


Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM)


UK Clinical Pharmacy Association


Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)


Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP)


College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP)